30-09-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 30/09/2013

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Chateau de Fonbel St Emilion 2007 France (13%; The Wine Society, £16)

perfumed, fleshy layered — delicious

Toscana Bianco 2012 Italy (12%; M&S, £5.99)

slots together as beautifully as a mosaic

Finest Fino Sherry Spain (15%; Tesco, £6.40; 3 for 2 until Oct 1)

iodine nostril-blast of seaweed blown at you on a gusty day on the coast

the Independent – Terry Kirkby

Pablo Old Vine Garnacha 2011. £9.99, cellarviewines.com

black fruits, chocolate, tobacco and some vanilla from oak ageing

Jour De Nuit Red 2012. £7.99 (normally £9.99; until 8 October), Co-op

rich and satisfying, but also retaining a vivacity on the palate

Côte Mas Blanc 2011. £6.49 Majestic

Sauvignon and Vermentino giving edge to the creamy Chardonnay

the Observer – David Williams

Domaine des Tourelles Red, Lebanon 2010 (£8.70, allaboutwine; newstreetwineshop)

bright cherry character and gently gripping tannins

Chateau Musar Red, Lebanon 2005 (£19.99, bbr; majestic; winerack)

funky, wild, savoury-gamey style; complex, and utterly beguiling

Tandem Syrah du Maroc, Morocco 2010 (£11.50, yapp; thewinesociety)

sweetly spiced plummy fruit; closer to southern Rhone wines

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Ondine Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (£5.99, Majestic; 12.5% abv)

fresh, citrussy; would give any Kiwi counterpart a run for its money

Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolmiti 2012 (£6.50 winedirect.co.uk)

biodynamic; pristine, elegant

Aldi Minarete Ribera del Duero 2011 (£5.49; 13.5% abv)

satisfyingly full-bodied; knocks spots off most riojas at the price

Aldi Grapevine 2012 Tempranillo Garnacha Rosé (£3.29; 12% abv)

from La Mancha, crisp, fruity

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Kendermanns Special Edition Riesling Pfalz, Germany. £5.99 Waitrose

fresh, zingy, lime-centred acidity, substantial peach fruit

2012 Cimarosa Australian Shiraz. £3.99, Lidl

soft, well-integrated sloe and bramble, touches of almonds and chocolate

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Taste the Difference Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain £7.99, Sainsbury’s

the more exotic side of the grape, with ripe peach and heady flowers

2012 The Society’s Exhibition Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain £12.95, Wine Society

perfume and weight, but it is really about vibrancy and a taut savoury palate

2012 Albariño Fillaboa, Rias Baixas, Spain £13.49, The Drink Shop

intense, textured wine of citrus, pineapple and fresh herbs

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Phambili Pinotage Viognier 2013. £7.99 Adnams

superb example of a Fairtrade wine; juicy and mellow

Tesco Finest Swartland Pinotage 2012. £6.99

Sleek and smoky with a cherry-ish tang

Welegund Pinotage 2009. £13.01 Exel Wines

Dried herb fragrance and layers of fruit

Delheim Pinotage 2010. £9.95 The Wine Society

On the fuller, darker, bolder side of Pinotage

The War Horse Chenin Blanc 2012. £8.70 Jascots

Lashings of sunny apple-tinged flavour; intense bold and delicious

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